Hungry Chefs - Private Chef and Catering Services
We are a small, family-run business and pride ourselves on offering a premium quality service using fresh, locally sourced ingredients - always free range chicken and eggs, sustainably sourced fish and organic wherever possible. We can tailor menus to your budget and cater for large gatherings of family and friends, rented country house weekends and significant birthdays. We offer full chef service with an assistant to help with prep service and clean up or can deliver hot and cold buffets for self service.
We also offer a "pop the big one" proposal menu for 2 people from £300 - what better way to ask your loved one to marry you than a luxurious and intimate catered meal for two?
Our chef Umberto is a native Sicilian chef living in Somerset. Choose from Sicilian and Italian menus as well as Ottolenghi-style mezzo and middle Eastern dishes. Over 8 years' experience as a private chef working all over the UK and 20 years as a professional chef in restaurants in London, Amsterdam, Germany and Italy. We can cater your event whether it’s an intimate dinner for two (popular for those planning to pop the question or celebrate a milestone) to sophisticated dinner parties.
Our Client Services manager Claire will oversee all the details and planning for your event, guiding you through the process and leaving you to enjoy a stress-free event.
Emma Storrie• May 17, 2019
"We had the most wonderful dinner party on Saturday evening for our friend’s Hen weekend and we’re blown away with how good the food and service was.
We are all big foodies and Claire and Alberto didn’t disappoint. The flavours and detail were so intricately put together, taking into consideration our hen’s favourite foods and flavours, and the service and atmosphere created was flawless. Claire and Alberto we’re also excellent at creating interesting and delicious choices for our vegan, vegetarian and gluten free guests. They made the evening a very special one and was even better than going out to a Mitchelin Star restaurant.
The whole experience, from planning to the end of the evening was all very stress-free and the communication from start to finish was excellent.
Thank you so much to Claire and Alberto both again. We’ll definitely be using you again and recommending you to our friends and family."
Nicky• May 10, 2019
Best chef in the UK
Pete Gornall• April 5, 2019
Claire and Umberto gave us the most amazing evening- food was absolutely spectacular and they were great company too. Would highly recommend to anyone!!
Liz C• Dec. 14, 2018
Claire and Umberto were fantastic. Great food, very nicely served for a party of 16. They were very professional. Very easy communication with Claire regarding the menu. There was no problem to serve a different main for children. I would highly recommend Umberto as a chef to anyone.
Elaine• March 23, 2019
Claire and Umberto were brilliant! From booking to the event the communication was excellent. Claire was always happy to help with the organising of the event. On the evening, Claire and Umberto arrived and were friendly and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. They cooked and served the food, it was delicious! They made sure everyone was happy and they left the place spotless. Thank you for creating such a relaxed evening to celebrate my sister’s 30th. None of the group had ever had a private chef cook for them and we all said we would definitely do it again!
Bill D.• March 21, 2019
"Thank you so much for your efforts and sheer quality over the two nights. The food really was consistently surprising and sensational, and the presence of the two of you - your friendliness, charm and effortless lack of intrusiveness (while still feeling an integral part of the company) - was appreciated more than I can say. And appreciated even more perhaps once we'd had the caterers on the Saturday night - I'm not wanting to complain or criticise them, they did a decent job in many ways, but there really was no comparison.
We ate our food and enjoyed a particularly busy and raucous final night, nothing could detract from that, but we still missed you. Missed the endless references back to the food through the night and re-savouring of each element, from canapés right through to dessert (too many comments about different dishes to relay them all to you, but every last one of them emphatically in the superlative). Also, a little absurdly perhaps, considering you were there doing a job of work (if one with great skill, care and dedication behind it), we felt so warmly towards you both that we kind of wished you'd been there just to meet the Saturday night crowd, to hear the speech my wife made that night, let alone to cook for them, for everyone to be able to experience Umberto's flair and brilliance.
Thank you again, and hope to see you another time."
- What services do you offer?.
- Do you offer a venue for the banquet?.
- What kind of cuisine do you offer?.
Private dinner parties.
Sicilian Street Food from a gazebo (minimum 60 covers)
Significant birthday parties.
Delivery of pre-cooked meals for your holiday stay.